Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The Red Cross announced today that Gail J. McGovern will take over as President and CEO of the organization. Ms. McGovern was a corporate executive with AT&T and Fidelity Investments for many years, is currently a professor teaching marketing at the Harvard Business School, and is a trustee of Johns Hopkins University. The Red Cross announcement describes her as "business leader" and "nonprofit volunteer." She has a strong record as a fundraiser for a number of charities, and those skills were likely of particular interest to the Red Cross.